The Halatok left only three paths to the Village proper; all other paths were either dead ends or booby-trapped. As the morning passed, the villagers could hear the cries of the Varos soldiers as they triggered the odd tripwire or fell into one of the several pits camouflaged by wood and sand. Each time someone yelled in pain or agony, the Halatok would rally themselves by cheering and hollering at the fallen, hoping to demoralize the enemy.
Unfortunately, the taunts only served to full the Varos anger, and their pace quickened despite the loss. Thanks to Haboru Isten’s training, every time a Varos soldier felt pain, he used that to fuel his rage and press on. In a sense, every time one of them fell, the remainder of the force grew stronger.
It was afternoon before the first Varos breached one of the entrances. The Northern entrance was breached first. The force coming through was small – only two or three men – who were easily cut down by the Militia. The second group came through the Southeast entrance, and was still fairly small, consisting of about ten men. They were easily cut down, as was the third group, which came through the Southwest entrance.
The Halatoks confidence grew when the Varos stopped coming; some even dared to think the fight was over that easily, with no losses taken at all.